RAF Holmpton

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Drew5233, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    To my surprse I've just found out that this place has been turned into a museum.
    RAF HOLMPTON - Official Website

    I used to train here in the 90's setting up Communication Equipement called NCRS (National Communcation Radio Systems) on UK wide communication exercises. It was developed during the cold war and was said to be able, with detachments all over the UK, to provide a 'Communications Umbrella' post nuclear strike. I never did work out the math of how that would work and thankfully we never found out if it would.

    The location alway struck me as weird because everything was underground apart from a small hut/guardroom.
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Comms in NBC kit
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    Some NCRS pictures
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    Vehicle mounted for its last days of service.
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